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Letters To The Editor, May 14, 2015

Past governments           Simon Hazelman, Savusavu Ratu Inoke Talemaibua, the chief of Matainoco Village, gave an accurate account of the poor attitude of past governments (FS/09/05). I can still remember
14 May 2015 08:07
Letters To The Editor, May 14, 2015

Past governments          

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

Ratu Inoke Talemaibua, the chief of Matainoco Village, gave an accurate account of the poor attitude of past governments (FS/09/05).

I can still remember clearly how past renowned politicians from Savusavu would promise the world during campaigning, but once through into Parliament they became phantoms.

What has become pretty obvious is they acquired much and they acquired the best for themselves and their family whilst in government. Proof of this is evident today.

It was all about elitism and inconsideration. They were simply blatant self-motivated people.

Many of us ordinary citizens were left to struggle through without any support at all. They denied many of us a chance for a better future.

Those responsible ought to held accountable.

Thank God things have changed for the better in that ordinary citizens are now the main focus, and rightfully so.

But in order to grow we must bury our dark past as a reminder for it never to happen again.

God Bless the new Fiji.

Tikoduadua’s legacy      

Vishwa Nadan, Lautoka

The news of the sudden departure of Pio Tikoduadua from the Parliament for health reasons came as a falling meteorite being so sudden and so unexpected that left me gasping for breath.

Honestly, I was totally devastated and distraught with the thought of what we mere mortals are worth against the destiny of our life mapped and chalked by our own creator. The saying comes to mind – men proposes and God disposes.

I for one had developed special liking to this gentleman after what he said in his maiden speech in the Parliament. True to his own words, he never shifted one iota from what he believed and preached. Undoubtedly, he is a man full of humanity and God-fearing who dare not to say a word even if he had to scare a cat.

Here it is what he said in the Parliament in his maiden speech, “We are all on pilgrimage in this life. One day we will die. And I believe that the only thing we will be asked at the end is How much have we loved?”

The  fundamentalist say God gave Fiji to iTaukei. The true Christian belief is that the world always belong  to God, never to humans on pilgrimage on earth.

The earth and everything on it belong to the Lord. The world and its people belong to Him. God gave the world to everyone to share.

I only wish that the leaders of this country and fellow politicians share his ideals as a beacon of hope against the men made obstacles to fulfill the desires of everyone in promoting Fiji as a country of milk and honey where no one starves.

Lastly, despite my being in the opposite political camp (National Federation Party) for variety of reasons I very reluctantly say farewell to you, sir.

I will be praying hard as miracles do happen. As we all know the Lord certainly works in mysterious ways.

Interesting observations

Floyd Robinson, Nasinu

Watching the recent Scotland 7s, I noted some interesting  observations.

During a match between Scotland and Fiji, one commentator described Scotland as being the inventor of 7s rugby whilst Fiji being the innovators.

At half time, Ben Ryan advised the team to register next points through either a kick or scoring a try.

Fiji certainly did take the first opportunity early in the second half through a penalty scoring an extra three points which proved critical as it put South Africa under increased pressure.

The inconsistency amongst referees concerning their interpretations of rules stood out like a sore thumb.

Just when one thought referees would penalise players some turned a blind eye. Some penalties were quite questionable. All in all, an interesting tournament and one looks forward to more interesting comments this weekend.

 




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